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Possidi: The majestic sandbank of Halkidiki, Greece2m02s

Possidi: The majestic sandbank of Halkidiki, Greece

Enjoy a drone flight over this sandbank trademark of Halkidiki, Possidi. The unique morphology of the ever-changing shape of the sandbank allows swimmers to always bathe in calm waters. On one side there are waves while on the other there is calmness. Overnight beach parties are organized in the area by the nearby campus camp. Enjoy!

Published: September 15, 2018
Drone captures Europe's largest palm tree forest in Vai, Crete3m33s

Drone captures Europe's largest palm tree forest in Vai, Crete

According to a tradition of the area, the Vai palm tree was created when Arab pirates arrived in the area with their boats, ate the dough they had brought with them from North Africa and threw the pits into the soil. The Palm Tree counts over 5,000 palms. At the end there is an exotic beach with turquoise waters, fine sand and pebbles. All this combined with the palm trees give visitors the impression that they are on an exotic beach. Enjoy the flight!

Published: September 3, 2018
Drone Footage Captures Spectacle Of Irish Boating Event In Galway3m54s

Drone Footage Captures Spectacle Of Irish Boating Event In Galway

We are treated to a peaceful reprieve from the usual melodrama. A bucolic scene of a red sailed Galway hooker plies the coastline of Galway Bay. The vessels, including the smaller currach of ancient design are purely of Irish origin. Ireland is an island, after all, and it would have no inhabitants but for the courage of a sea faring people. We can imagine the captain’s thoughts, “All I need is a calm sea, and wind to fill my sail.” Besides their ruddy hue, the Galway hooker is identifiable by its bowsprit lashed to a bluff bow; the single mast with mainsail, and two foresails. In our bird’s eye view, the hookers seem more engaged as a duet than a duel. If there is any contest at all, it is between the individual captain and his God. At the 2:44 mark we see the contrast between the hooker cruising in full sail and the hooker at rest, with its two foresails rolled. It is a peaceful boat, with a peaceful purpose. The boat was originally made for fishing , an essential livelihood of the Irish people whose peculiar fortune it is to be surrounded by a harsh sea. At around the 3 minute mark we see a lone hooker pushed by the wind, rather showing off as the beam reach causes heeling to starboard (the wind makes the boat lean to the right). Is this a normal work day for the crew, or do they get pleasure from participating in the event? And what of the drone operator, who captures such pure footage that we taste the very essence of sailing in this video? If videography is a valid art form, perhaps it’s time to recognize the degrees of excellence between drone pilots. And where the skilled drone pilot meets skilled sailboat captain, well, we get this. “At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much,” said Robin Lee Graham. Near the end of the video, we see a view of the stern where the pilot is guiding the rudder and a glimpse of a mate at his side, seemingly enraptured by a book, leaning back; his feet casually resting atop the hull. We don’t know what time of day these mariners are at their pastime, but we get a sense of a rather warm, peaceful afternoon in the bay. The currach takes second billing in this video, and briefly, we get to see the geography of the area, as well. The harbor looks safe and shallow, but beyond the strip of land on our “port” side”, we can see the open ocean. It’s likely the sailors take their roles with more seriousness intent. We hope the author brings more of the soul of Ireland through the window of our laptops and smartphones. You are our passport without jet lag, and your vision requires no currency exchange. Finally, we leave the reader with this anonymous blessing: “May good luck be your Captain, and sunshine be your Mate. May laughter be your Pilot, and happiness be your freight.”

Drone footage captures famous 'Blue Lagoon' of Halkidiki in Greece3m06s

Drone footage captures famous 'Blue Lagoon' of Halkidiki in Greece

Enjoy a flight over Sithonia, Halkidiki that impresses with its exotic beauty. In the strait that is created between the islands of Diaporos and Agios Isidoros, the waters have the absolute turquoise color due to the white sand of the bottom, creating a 'Blue Lagoon'. It is accessible by boat from Vourvourou, which is 15 minutes away. Enjoy the flight!

Stunning drone footage over beautiful (and famous) cattle farm2m12s

Stunning drone footage over beautiful (and famous) cattle farm

There is a beautiful farm in Millbrook, Ontario where cows wander over lush green pastures. They cool off in refreshing ponds and graze in the meadows in the heat of summer. The cattle are free to roam as they please, which creates opportunities for social time or for choosing quiet time on their own, if they desire. The farm is situated on rolling hills with forested areas all around. These cows are well loved and well cared for. They are healthy and happy in this picturesque home. This property has been a family farm, and the farmer and his wife are equal partners in the workload now that the kids are grown and have moved away. They live in a nice home on the top of the hill that overlooks the cow pasture. The wraparound porch is the perfect spot to relax and watch the cows, ever ready to intervene if they need help in any way. Recently, one of the cows, Flo, had her calf right beside the fence. The slight slope caused the calf to slide under the fence and it couldn't get to its mother. Poor Flo bellowed for help when a passing motorist stopped at the side of the road to watch the cows as they bathed in the pond. The resulting interaction between the cow and the motorist was caught on video, as well as the "rescue" that saw her reunited with her baby. The internet community named the calf "Sparky". The video emphasized the intelligence that Flo displayed in communicating her need for help, as well as her emotional attachment to her baby, evident by her agitation as she watched it lie helpless in the ditch beside the fence. After seeing this loving mother and her obvious gratitude toward the motorist, it was impossible to deny that these creatures are more complex than we give them credit for. (Worried Mama Cow Asks Man to Rescue Her Newborn Calf). This drone footage shown here gives us a bird's eye view of this now famous farm and the herd that shed a whole new light on the bond between a mother cow and her calf. Flo and Sparky are actually seen here looking curiously at the drone as it is flown over the family farm to capture the beauty and majesty of this wonderful property.

Drone captures submerged ancient city in Greece2m47s

Drone captures submerged ancient city in Greece

Enjoy a magnificent flight from the "Blue Lagoon" of Corinth, just east of Corfos, with a beach that impresses with the exotic color of its waters. Apart from the rocks, these shades are also due to human activity, as the Mycenaean city of Kalamianos, which has been immersed for the most part, is at the site. On these ruins of the city, white sand has created a paradise of beauty that we enjoy today. Access is from an adjacent dirt road and little walking or by boat. Enjoy the flight and cool off!

Castle Of Parga Stands Proud Against The Sands Of Time2m37s

Castle Of Parga Stands Proud Against The Sands Of Time

This is the castle of Parga, a castle that was built nearly a thousand years ago to protect the town of Parga from potential invaders. Parga is located in the northwestern area of Greece along the Ionian coast. Because of Parga’s close proximity to the Ionian Sea, Parga was vulnerable to attacks from pirates. The castle was damaged several times throughout the course of history by invaders from other countries as well as pirates. The first repair of the castle of Parga happened in the 13th century. This repair wasn’t so much because of an attack. This was simply because the Venetians were gaining more control of the surrounding area and they wanted to make the castle more powerful and durable. The second repair of the castle of Parga occurred in 1572. The castle was subject to several attacks before the repair of the castle. The first time the castle was damaged was in the 15th century, when the castle was under control by the Ottoman Empire. Nearly 100 years later, Hayreddin Barbarossa (also known as “Red Beard”) attacked the already damaged castle, causing significant damage. The Venetians wanted to repair the castle of Parga after Red Beard’s attack, but the castle was attacked again by the Ottoman Empire in 1572. After this event, the castle was repaired once again. This time, the repair was very successful. The Castle of Parga would continue to last for hundreds of years. The castle of Parga was eventually sold along with the rest of Parga to Ali Pasha of Ioannina in the early 19th century. Shortly before then, Parga had been taken over by France. The population of Parga was not happy with the French rule, which led to the selling of Parga to Ali Pasha by the British. The castle of Parga still stands to this day as an artifact of Greek history. It provides an amazing view over the town of Parga and the Ionian coast. The castle is also an amazing example of Venetian architecture. There is a secret path built inside that leads to the sea, which could be a great place to go for a walk. If you don’t want to go for a walk, there are several different attractions inside of the castle. You can visit the jails, warehouses, and other areas where supplies were stored such as guns. The castle of Parga is now open for tourist visits! A cafeteria was built inside of the castle to provide food to tourists. What could be better than visiting such an interesting piece of history while also being able to enjoy delicious Greek cuisine? The castle of Parga also has a gift shop, so you can take a piece of history with you wherever you go. The castle of Parga is a great place to visit on your next tour of Greece. It is a castle that has stood the test of time and protected Parga for hundreds of years, and is now a timeless piece of history with an amazing view both inside and out.

Published: July 25, 201811 views
Loop Head Lighthouse: The edge of Ireland2m54s

Loop Head Lighthouse: The edge of Ireland

There has been a lighthouse at Loop Head since 1670, originally a signal fire on the roof of a single-storey cottage (which can still be seen on the grounds), where the lightkeeper lived. The present tower, which stands 23 metres high, was built in 1854. The range of the light is 23 nautical miles and its ‘character’ is a white light flashing four times in 20 seconds. The operation was converted to electricity in 1871, and automated in 1991. Loop Head (Irish: Ceann Léime, meaning "leap head") is a headland on the north side of the mouth of the River Shannon, in County Clare in the west of Ireland. Loop Head is marked by a prominent lighthouse. The opposite headland on the south side of the Shannon is Kerry Head. The Shannon Foynes Port Company controls navigation in the Shannon estuary and river. Loop Head peninsula, has the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shannon Estuary on the other, with barely a mile of land saving it from island status.

9 best things to do on an Alaskan cruise9m59s

9 best things to do on an Alaskan cruise

Learn about the 9 best excursions and things to do on an Alaskan cruise through the Inside Passage. An Alaskan cruise is a one in a lifetime trip for many people and these amazing activities and shore excursion suggestions should help make the most of this unique journey. Some of the ideas are quite expensive, but many Alaska tours are and so you may need to save up for them. There are four main places you visit on an Alaska cruise and my tips cover all of them: Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Glacier Bay.

Drone Captures WWII Lookout Tower On Top Of Doon Hill In Ireland2m12s

Drone Captures WWII Lookout Tower On Top Of Doon Hill In Ireland

The Second World War is a dark page in the history books. It was a devastation of human lives and nature unlike anything the world had ever seen before. There are a lot of debates about the date it started on, but most historians consider the beginning of WWII as the day Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Although most of the war activities happened on European soil, there were fights in the Pacific Ocean as well as the northern parts of the African continent. The Second World War affected almost all of the countries in the world despite the fact that not all of them participated, because the usual trade routes were closed and it was the downfall to many economies. Contrary to these, some economies thrived because of the great demand for military supplies, but they eventually crashed after the end of it. Although the death toll is unknown, it is estimated to be around 60 million people, 20 of them being military and 40 million of them being civilians. The Second World War is notorious for the atrocious crimes committed against humanity. It proved that when it comes to war, all bets are off. Millions of people were killed because of their religious beliefs, ethnicity, the color of their skin or just out of spite. The atomic bomb was used and it became the symbol of utter destruction. People were herded in concentration camps like livestock and starved to death. In some places of the world, brothers were fighting brothers, children were holding weapons and parents were burying their offspring. All in all, this gruesome period in human history serves as a reminder that human life is frail and we should protect it and cherish it forever. During World War II, a number of coastal lookout points were built around Ireland to monitor shipping and air traffic. Ireland had declared itself neutral. In total, 84 of these lookout points were constructed. They consisted of what can best be described as a little concrete bunker. About 50 of those structures have left footprints or are still standing. They are built of concrete, and most of them are in a state of disrepair. There was a tiny fireplace in it, otherwise it was pretty much open to the elements. Volunteers were assigned to each of the look out posts on eight hour shifts. If there is one thing Ireland is known for, then it must be its breathtaking scenery. The lush greenery and coastal landscape is what has captivated people throughout history. The old castle ruins overgrown with moss are especially appreciated by filmmakers who chose Ireland as a filming destination for many of their films. The green island has been in the background of many movies and series such as Game of Thrones, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Vikings, The Tudors and many others. What dо you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!